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[movies]Max Linder in: The Surprises of a Flirtation (Les surprises de l'amour), 1909
Pathe comedy with Max Linder, Jacques Vandenne The story tells of two sons and a father, all of whom are paying separate and clandestine attentions to the same girl. They arrive one after the other, and are secreted in various parts of the room, where they remain until all three suddenly peep out together. The final scene, where the elderly papa is enjoining a discreet silence upon his son, is, perhaps the best thing of the kind Messrs...
Keywords: Silent; comedy; Max Linder; Pathe Freres; 1909; French
Downloads: 453
[movies]Le Ratelier (The Dentures)
A short film by Emil Cohl. 1909
Keywords: cohl; dentures; french; silents
Downloads: 252
[movies]Nursing a Viper
Nursing a Viper, 1909, directed by D.W. Griffith, Camera by Billy Bitzer. Griffith is pretty much out of his depth when he tries the French Revolution, though he did it some years later in the feature, "Orphans of the Storm"
Keywords: Griffith; silents; french; revolution
Downloads: 656
[movies]A propos de Nice - Jean Vigo
À propos de Nice is a 1930 silent short documentary film directed by Jean Vigo and photographed by Boris Kaufman. The film depicts life in Nice, France by documenting the people in the city, their daily routines, a carnival and social inequalities. Vigo described the film in an address to the Groupement des Spectateurs d'Avant-Garde: "In this film, by showing certain basic aspects of a city, a way of life is put on trial.....
Keywords: vigo; nice; silent film; muet; french; movie
Downloads: 5,891
[movies]Les Vampires - Episode 3 - Irma Vep
The third episode of the 1915 serial 'Les Vampires'
Keywords: Vampires; Silents; Silent Films; Serial; Serials; Irma Vep; French; Mystery; Public Domain; Horror
Downloads: 1,556
[movies]Les Vampires - Episode 2 - Irma Vep
The second episode of the 1915 serial 'Les Vampires'.
Keywords: Vampires; Silents; Silent Films; Serial; Serials; Irma Vep; French; Mystery; Public Domain; Horror
Downloads: 1,743
[movies]Les Vampires - Episode 1 - Irma Vep
The first episode of the 1915 serial 'Les Vampires'
Keywords: Vampires; Silents; Silent Films; Serial; Serials; Irma Vep; French; Mystery; Public Domain; Horror
Downloads: 2,626
[movies]The Oath and the Man - D W Griffith
The Oath and the Man was directed by D W Griffith in 1910. Griffith is often out of his depth when he goes far back in history. Herein he trivializes the French revolution. Before you criticize him, though, remember he was making two or three of these a week. If you get a few laughs, you will be laughing at it not with it
Keywords: French; revolution; silents
Downloads: 1,248 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]"The Little Match Girl" ["La petite marchande d'allumettes"] [1928] - Jean Renoir
From Hans Christian Andersen's story to the screen by Jean Renoir, Catherine Hessling as Karen evokes delight and pathos. Wikipedia... Spoiler included. On a cold New Year's Eve, a poor girl tries to sell matches in the street. She is freezing badly, but she is afraid to go home because her father will beat her for not selling any matches. She takes shelter in a nook and lights the matches to warm herself...
Keywords: Catherine Hessling; French cinema; Hans Christian Andersen; Jean Renoir; silent films
Downloads: 9,668 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Max Linder in: Max wants a divorce (1917)
Cast: Max Linder, Marthe Mansfield [billed as: Martha Ulrich], Francine Larrimore, Mathilde Comont. Produced by Essanay, the film premiered at "The Strand" (New York) on March 18, 1917. Max is forced to choose between losing his newly wedded wife and a fortune. He hits upon a brilliant scheme: He will give his wife grounds for a divorce, secure the money and then make his ex-wife Mrs. Linder again...
Keywords: Silent; comedy; Max Linder; Essanay; 1917; French; Divorce
Downloads: 3,510
[movies]"Orphans of the Storm" (1921) director D. W. Griffith, cinematographer Billy Bitzer
"Orphans of the Storm" is a historical drama directed by D. W. Griffith starring Lillian Gish. This film illustrates the work of cinematographer Billy Bitzer, a star of Silent Hall of Fame.  The events in the film occur before and during the French revolution of 1789, which was caused by the extreme societal inequalities, with aristocracy enjoying unlimited privileges and the common people deprived of human rights and often doomed to starvation.A young woman with an aristocratic background beco...
Keywords: D. W. Griffith; Billy Bitzer; Lillian Gish; Dorothy Gish; silent film; silent movie stars; free classic film; old movies; silent film streaming; silent era; archive films; rare films; silent drama; silent historical films; silent classics; classic images; French revolution; classic films on line; classic movies on line; silent films on line; silent movies on line; good silent movies; old movies online; free classic movie; fine old movies
Downloads: 284
[movies]Max Linder in: A Farm-house Romance (Idylle a la ferme), 1912
Pathe comedy by Max Linder. Premiered in Vienna June 14, 1912 and released in the US Dec. 20, 1912. "Max, who has sponged upon a wealthy uncle, is told by that worthy to marry one of the daughters of an old friend of his. Max goes down to the farm. At a family council, it is hastily decided that Max must be induced to marry the elder daughter. The daughter shrewdly foresees that Max is more likely to want to marry her younger sister, and she accordingly insists on the sister being disguised as a...
Keywords: Silent; comedy; Max Linder; Pathe Freres; 1912; French; Farmer; Farm life; Maid
Downloads: 1,795
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